Brain Damage and Communication Problems


Brain damage, such as stroke or head injury can cause problems with:

  • speech production (for example slow, slurred, or indistinct)
  • speech and language understanding
  • reading and writing

These problems can cause concern, distress, and social difficulties for people with brain damage and for their relatives.

The clinical service is based at the Communication Disorders Treatment and Research Clinic (CDTRC) of the University.

Enquiries are welcome from anyone with a communication problem caused by brain damage or from their relatives, friends and professionals working with them. Assessments and treatment can be arranged.